‘Smart Girls Don’t Talk’ Special Mystery Photo



Our mystery guest from last Monday is identified in IMDB as Mike Lally. But is he? B.J. Merholz says no.

B.J. writes:

Monday’s Croupier is not Mike Lally. I knew Big Mike during his last thirty years and Little Mike agrees with me that this is not his father. We both know who this Croupier is, but can’t recall his name. He was an actor, Mike was an extra, When next I see him I’ll shoot you his name. Sundberg was a strained stab. Mike Lally was a special extra with elevated status in the guild, and at all studios, and drew more paychecks than he could keep track of.

Mike Lally in Columbo

For comparison, this is Mike Lally in “Columbo” from the Columbophile.


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4 Responses to ‘Smart Girls Don’t Talk’ Special Mystery Photo

  1. Anne Papineau says:

    To begin with, “Columbo” Mike is blue-eyed.


  2. The Motion Picture Guide has a cast listing with Creighton Hale…his hairline and age seems about right. Google Images shows him in his later years with a large double chin.


  3. Mary Mallory says:

    It’s not Creighton Hale, he would have been about 50.


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